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Monday, August 07, 2006

Reuters Faces Second Scandal in As Many Days

An Israeli F-16 warplane fires missiles during an air strike on Nabatiyeh in southern Lebanon, August 2, 2006. (Adnan Hajj/Reuters)
LGF and Media Backspin are showing how the dilligent work of those around the blogosphere that have conducted their own investigative reporting into doctored photographs, by the Main-stream Media, has resulted in the second Reuters' doctored to be uncovered in as many days. The culprit in both of these photographic manipulation is none other than the now infamous, Adnan Hajj.
It established on Monday that a photograph of an Israeli F-16 fighter over Nabatiyeh, southern Lebanon and dated Aug 2, had also been doctored to increase the number of flares dropped by the plane from one to three.

This from Reuters themselves:
Reuters withdraws all photos by freelancer
Mon Aug 7, 2006 10:46am ET160
LONDON (Reuters) - Reuters withdrew all 920 photographs by a freelance Lebanese photographer from its database on Monday after an urgent review of his work showed he had altered two images from the conflict between Israel and the armed group Hizbollah.

Global Picture Editor Tom Szlukovenyi called the measure precautionary but said the fact that two of the images by photographer Adnan Hajj had been manipulated undermined trust in his entire body of work.

"There is no graver breach of Reuters standards for our photographers than the deliberate manipulation of an image," Szlukovenyi said in a statement.

"Reuters has zero tolerance for any doctoring of pictures and constantly reminds its photographers, both staff and freelance, of this strict and unalterable policy."

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